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Pamela Frierson to Receive Elliott Cades Award

Mar 10, 2013 (3:56 pm)

Pamela Frierson, author of The Burning Island and The Last Atoll, has been named this year's winner of the Elliott Cades Award for Literature, Hawai'i's most prestigious literary award. The nonprofit Hawai'i Literary Arts Council selected Frierson to be the recipient of the award for an established artist. The awards will be presented at the...

ForeWord Magazine Reviews Ecopoetry Anthology

Feb 27, 2013 (10:31 am)

ForeWord Magazine reviewed The Ecopoetry Anthology, edited by Ann Fisher-Wirth and Laura-Gray Street, in its spring 2013 issue: "The editors write, 'the environmental crisis is made possible by a profound failure of the imagination.' Poetry returns us to full attention. The highest use, then, of this anthology might be the material it provides...

Library of Congress Awards Gerald Stern Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry

Jan 24, 2013 (12:37 pm)

The Library of Congress will award the 2012 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry to Gerald Stern for his book Early Collected Poems: 1965–1992. Stern, who is also the author of the TU Press book Stealing History, will receive the award and read selections from his work on Jan. 24 in the James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave....

Plazas of New Mexico Wins Southwest Book Award

Jan 15, 2013 (12:58 pm)

The Plazas of New Mexico, edited by Chris Wilson and Stefanos Polyzoides, received the Southwest Book Award from the Border Regional Library Association. The book documents the rich heritage of New Mexico’s public plazas and the everyday life and community celebrations that help sustain them. It traces three distinct design traditions—the...

Kim Stafford on Breaking the Silence

Jan 10, 2013 (7:31 am)

Portland writer Kim Stafford has struggled to make sense out of the suicide of his brother, Bret, for twenty-five years. Though Bret was just fourteen months older, Kim always looked to him as a leader and a teacher. When he shot himself at age forty in 1988, nobody in Bret’s family knew how much he was struggling. Members of the Stafford...

Discovering Trees

Jan 2, 2013 (8:07 am)

San Antonio Express-News ~ December 31, 2012: "The Power of Trees, a slim new volume from Trinity University Press, is dense with information, as dense as heartwood, which can be 'as hard as steel' in some species." "Instead of the usual nature book, with big color photos and a lot of text, we wanted to communicate as if the reader was on a...

Kim Stafford and "Résumé of Failure"

Dec 18, 2012 (1:08 pm)

Writer Kim Stafford talks about the American dream, his brother's suicide, and learning from failure. Stafford wrote an essay on the topic of failure for Oregon Humanities magazine that eventually became the chapter "Résumé of Failure" in his book 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared. In this video he distills the chapter to...

ArteKids Book Launch at SAMA

Dec 10, 2012 (11:55 am)

On Dec. 6, Trinity University Press, the San Antonio Museum of Art, and the San Antonio Library Foundation hosted twenty local blogging moms and their children at SAMA to help launch the ArteKids series. With the huge sucess of the first book, 1, 2, 3, Sí!, the partnership decided to the series with two new titles out this winter, Hello,...

Kathleen Dean Moore Interviewed in The Sun

Dec 4, 2012 (1:13 pm)

Kathleen Dean Moore, coeditor of Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril, was interviewed in The Sun by Mary Democker. "Recently Moore examined the climate change debate and found it long on science and short on principled reasons to do right by the planet and its inhabitants. She and her colleague Michael P. Nelson decided to ask a...

Power of Trees in New York Times Book Review

Nov 30, 2012 (3:48 pm)

The Power of Trees, by Gretchen C. Daily and Charles J. Katz Jr., was featured in the New York Times Sunday Book Review's holiday book roundup.  "The Power of Trees is a deceptively slim volume that will inspire frequent rereading. The authors’ intention is expressed in their epigraph from the Tibetan master Sogyal Rinpoche: when you meditate...

100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do in Seattle Times

Nov 30, 2012 (7:37 am)

The Seattle Times calls Kim Stafford's memoir 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do an "exquisite book." "Like many boys, Kim Stafford and his older brother, Bret, had pets, collected coins and stamps, built forts, joined Boy Scouts. Unlike a lot of siblings, though, they 'never fought.' Born a year apart to Dorothy and Bill Stafford, the famous Oregon...

Book Spells Out Epic Tale of Home Ranch

Nov 22, 2012 (11:53 am)

Becky Crouch Patterson, author of The Ranch That Was Us, appeared on the cover of the San Antonio Express-News Thanksgiving morning, in an article about the book, her life, and the Stieler family ranch.  "The 67-year-old daughter of Hondo Crouch, the late raconteur and self-proclaimed mayor of Luckenbach, Patterson is absorbed in every turn of...

TU Press Celebrates University Press Week

Nov 12, 2012 (8:28 am)

To celebrate National University Press Week, Trinity University Press joined forces with other Texas university presses to highlight our collective achievements in the November issue of Texas Monthly. "From Cowtown to Baytown, from the Alamo City up to Big D . . . As Texans, we all take pride in where we're from. So do Texas university presses....

Gerald Stern Celebrated at Neue Galerie in New York

Nov 8, 2012 (1:02 pm)

More than 150 people attended a celebration for Gerald Stern at the Neue Galerie in New York City in October, highlighting his poetry and the publication of Stealing History. In eighty-four short, intermingling essays, Stern moves nimbly between the past and the present, the personal and the philosophical, making Stealing History unlike any...

Kim Stafford Reads at Powell’s Books

Nov 2, 2012 (7:46 am)

Kim Stafford, author of 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do, packed Powell’s Books Monday evening with a colorful array of friends, community members, and a small crowd from the Hill. Stafford’s words spoke not just to his brother’s memory and his personal grief but to every member of the audience, empathizers and reading enthusiasts alike. Photo by...